Gardnerville resident named Miss Nevada |

Gardnerville resident named Miss Nevada

Nevada Appeal Staff Report
Christiana Keegan, front, is crowned Miss Nevada 2009 by Miss Nevada 2008 Julianna Erdesz, back, at the conclusion of the Miss Nevada Pageant Saturday, June 27, 2009 at the Pioneer Center for the Performing arts in Reno, NV. (AP Photo/Reno Gazette-Journal, John Schreiber
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RENO – Christina Keegan in her last year of eligibility, was crowned Miss Nevada Saturday night at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts.

Keegan, a Gardnerville resident and 2004 graduate of Douglas High, was competing as Miss Northern Counties.

Keegan, who has been performing for six years, said her platform was Strength of Silence – rape education and recovery.

A former Miss Carson Valley in 2008, Keegan graduated from the Undergraduate Women’s College at Rosemont, Pa., with a bachelor of science degree in biology in 2008.

The first runner-up was Miss Truckee Meadows Cassandra Walker. Second runner-up was Miss Southern Counties Kellie Mills, and Miss Reno-Sparks Sarah Wilson was third runner-up.

Keegan was crowned by the 2008 Miss Nevada Julianna Erdesz, a former Miss Carson City.